How To Flash Nokia 5800 using JAF

Nokia is still releasing their mobiles with Symbian Operating System while other mobile manufactures are leading this mobile world with Android and Microsoft Windows Operating systems. Everyone knows Symbian becomes old and irritating. Symbian mobiles are dead slow and does not support more applications. Due to this reason many Nokia Symbian users are shifting to other operating systems. Keeping them a side, we can increase Symbian mobile speed by flashing it with higher versions. Updating phones software is not a simple task. It include many important and dangerous steps. As I am using Nokia 5800, now I’m showing how to flash nokia 5800 using JAF. Nokia 5800 is an awesome mobile with almost every features included. If we flash that Nokia 5800 we can use it even better. Well, do you know how to flash Nokia 5800 using JAF? if your answer is no then you are on the right place.

we can Flash Nokia mobiles by using third party software’s like JAF and Phoenix. But i recommend to use JAF for safer rooting. Don’t worry about rooting. This is a complete tutorial explaining how to flash Nokia 5800 using JAF.

Even you can flash other Nokia mobiles using this same procedure. Okay, well! let’s go to the topic

How to flash nokia

What is Flashing

Before flashing your mobile, first know about flashing. Flashing is only way to re-install or update Phones software using third party software like JAF.

Why you need to Flash your Mobile

Reasons for flashing mobiles are many. Many people flash their mobiles expecting

  • Increase in Phones speed
  • Expecting more applications
  • To update phones software and many more

How to Flash Nokia 5800 using JAF

Now I’m here to explain How to flashing Nokia 5800 using JAF with latest version 21.01.101. Flashing process can be done in three simple stages

Download Required stuff

Download all software’s mentioned below and Install them (Works only on Windows)

Downloading Required Firmware

  1. Before Downloading your phones firmware, check your current firmware version and Phone’s RM. This can be checked by dialing *#0000# from normal dialing pad
  2. Now open Navifirm and wait until data loads. Now select your Phones model in products tab including RM and select firmware version you need to flash your mobile. (In this case Nokia 5800)
  3. Download all files to C:Program Files/Nokia/Phoenix/Products/RM-XXX  

Replace XXX with your phones RM. In my case my phone RM is 356 so, i created C:Program Files/Nokia/Phoenix/Products/RM-356. If this directory does not exists in your computer, create it manually

Do You know: Nokia Releasing their First Android Mobile, Nokia N1 – Full specifications

4. Be careful while selecting firmwares version. Always select higher version firmware. Flashing with lower    versions may brick/damage your phone

How to flash nokia

So, Lets Flash your Mobile

  1. Before flashing your phone, Backup important data like contacts, Messages etc
  2. Replace/overwrite JAF_ NOKI4MODELS.INI file in C:Program Files/ODEON/JAF
  3. Open OGM_JAF_PKEY_Emulator_v 5.exe and tick Random PKEY Raskal SN, JAF (main) and click GO. Wait for few seconds and an error popups notifying  “BOX DRIVER NOT INSTALLED”, ignore it and click ok, JAF will startup automaticallyFlashing a nokia mobile
  4. When JAF starts navigate to BBS tab and tick Manual Flash, Normal flash, Dead USB and untick  CRT 308. At last click use ini and wait for few seconds. Entire Nokia phone models would open in new window and select your phone exactly including RM (Most Important Step)
  5. If everything goes fine MUC, PPM, CNT, APE Variant buttons turns green
  6. Now, switch-off your mobile and connect to computer using Data cable
  7. Click Flash, Ignore warning and click Yes
  8. Flashing process would starts and shows a message PRESS POWER ON NOW. Now, press and hold Power button for just for one secondhow to flash nokia
  9. That’s it, take a cup of coffee and your computer do the remaining process.

Optional Steps

After flashing Nokia mobile 5800 or any other, Remove the phone’s battery and replace it again

Reset your mobile by dialing *#7370# to remove any bugs (if present)


  • Never flash any mobile with lower version software
  • Charge your phone battery completely (at least up to 50%)
  • Never disconnect the mobile from computer while Flashing

Flashing is not a easy process, any wrong step leads to brick your phone. So, try this at your own risk

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  1. ahmad says

    Hi ^_^ do i really need to have that type of cable(wire) to flash my 5800-d1 XM ??

  2. Kasun says

    JAF version 1.98.62
    Detected PKEY: 9000AAC9
    Card life counter: 99.99%
    P-key nokia module version 01.02
    USB Cable Driver version:
    Changing mode…Done!
    MCU Flash file: NONE
    PPM Flash file: NONE
    CNT Flash file: NONE
    APE Variant file: NONE
    Searching for JAF saved location of ini…
    Checking path: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-356\

    Searching for default location of ini…
    Checking path: \Products\RM-356\
    Searching for JAF saved location of ini…
    Checking path: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-356\
    Scanning ini files…
    Searching for default location of ini…
    Checking path: \Products\RM-356\
    Checking path: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-356\
    MCU Flash file: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-356\RM-356_51.0.006_prd.core.C00
    PPM Flash file: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-356\RM-356_51.0.006_prd.rofs2.V02
    CNT Flash file: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-356\RM-356_51.0.006.476.02.rofs3.prd.fpsx
    APE Variant file: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-356\RM356_51.0.006_005_U226.uda.fpsx
    Languages in ppm: English,French,Turkish,German,Dutch
    Detected P-KEY: 9000AAC9
    P-key nokia module version 01.02
    Init usb communication…
    Searching for phone…Not found!!!

    my phone not found.. please help me..

  3. Mary says

    How to Flash Nokia 5800 JAF
    when I turn it on out the word
    phone start up failed contact the retailer help me

  4. Rajkumar Dhakal says

    Hello sir how can i flash my nokia 5800xpressmusic without using jaf..directly via pc

  5. mridul says

    My previous version was “RM51.6.002” and i tried to flash with “Anna^RM51.2.002” .. :(

    • says

      you just downgraded your mobile. You should never do it. Now, download Higher version and follow the mentioned procedure.

  6. mridul says

    Myphone got bricked while flashing. Now when i try to flash it back, i get an error, Pone rebooted but not in flash mode.. Its a nokia 5230. While the error appears, the phone screen turns to white, and nothing else happens.
    Please reply..

    • says

      Remove Mobiles battery and note down the “RM” of your mobile (Usually you can see it under battery) Now, in JAF, Download latest version of Software for Nokia 5230 which matches with your RM and follow steps under “So, Lets Flash your Mobile” heading in this article.

      • mridul says

        But i know my RM, its RM-588, and i downloaded the files from navifirm. But its not working, phone fails to boot in flash mode.

        • says

          Can i know these two things?
          1. What is the version of firmware installed previously on your device
          2. The version of firmware you had downloaded

  7. vinayak jain says

    I downloaded all the flash files and all the steps are followed successfully but it is not finding my phone
    RM – 356 Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic.
    Please help!

    • says

      Update your cable drivers or else try this trick

      Restart your PC, install Nokia PC suite
      Now connect your mobile via USB in “PC suite” mode,

      Nokia PC suite will automatically detect your mobile and installs required stuff; once completed, try Flashing process

      Hope this works in your case.
      In-case if you face problem again, don’t hesitate to comment again

  8. niko says

    Stage 2 starting………………PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    ………..Phone prepared OK!
    Waiting for the phone to boot…
    Searching for phone…
    Phone rebooted but not in flash mode…

    what is the problem ?

  9. sanjay says

    hai friends wish u happy new year to all of you. I have nokia model:5800d-1, type: rm-356. I was forgot password of restore settings. So please suggest me how can i restore and can i got my last password.

    • says

      Just dial *#7370# from normal dialer and use default password 12345

      • Alex says

        pls how can i install the jaf on my laptop, cos i have try all my possible best on it but allnot avail

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